Khuran Straits

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Khuran Straits

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    100,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    26°45'N 55°39'E
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Khuran Straits. 23/06/75; Bandar-e Abbas; 100,000 ha; 26°45'N 055°40'E. Biosphere Reserve; Protected Area. Located in the lower Mehrãn River delta, with extensive intertidal silt flats, saltmarshes, mangrove forests, and numerous estuarine creeks and islands. Shallow saline waters support growths of red and brown algae, while the intertidal mangroves provide habitat for crustaceans - an important food source for waterbirds. Particularly valuable for large nesting colonies of Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.) as well as passage and wintering waterbirds, including the endangered Dalmatian Pelican. Ramsar site no. 50. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Bandar-e Abbas

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
  • Last publication date: 


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